Thursday, January 06, 2011

Billboard Hot 100, January 15, 2011

Not that interesting this week.

1. Firework - Katy Perry

Returning to #1 this week is pop singer Katy Perry's "Firework," extending its reign at #1 to 4 weeks, selling nearly 400k digital copies. It's the first female single since Beyonce's "Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)" to return to #1 in the new year and stay there for a week or more. It's also the first female single to spend 4 or more weeks at #1 since Perry's own "California Gurls," that's if you don't count in Eminem and Rihanna's "Love the Way You Lie."

2. Grenade - Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars' "Grenade" may have been dethroned by Perry's "Firework," and dipped a notch to to #2, but it's still proved to be the more popular track in sales, selling over 420k, Billboard note as the 11th best sales week since tracking bagan in 2003. I don't understand why it's not bulleted, it's holding up pretty well on top 40 radio, hanging on in the top 5 this week.

3. We R Who We R - Kesha
4. What's My Name? - Rihanna feat. Drake
5. Raise Your Glass - P!nk

All three non-movers this week remain bulleted. Why are they bulleted and Bruno isn't? I'm convinced it's a typo.

12. Only Girl (In the World) - Rihanna
13. Dynamite - Taio Cruz
14. Like a G6 - Far East Movement
18. Teenage Dream - Katy Perry

Quite big jumps for these old releases, but they aren't bulleted. Why?

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